December 8, 2023


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Believe in us, claims the CHP, we’re out there: Roadshow

Q: I have to inquire: Where is the CHP?

I commute from Morgan Hill to Santa Clara. I get Highway 101 to Freeway 85 at 7 a.m., then return dwelling all around 5 p.m. Since COVID-19, it seems like the CHP has disappeared. Seldom have I found them.

I can use the carpool lane, but I do not for the reason that motorists are going 80-90 mph each and every working day. No policies look to use on the streets any extended and it is terrifying.

Kathleen Arensberg, Morgan Hill

A: Ross-the-CHP-Guy suggests: “I can offer the next clarification. Our officers are normally in the discipline furnishing service and ideal enforcement. A lot of times, specially during commute several hours, officers have a better simply call quantity, and put together with enforcement attempts, are really busy responding to motor services, collisions, and issuing citations.

“In buy to have a negligible effect on targeted traffic, officers will try to carry out this company off the freeway when probable, this means they are a lot less visible to the general public.”

P.S: Dashing tickets are way up.

Q: I was terrified on my early morning commute previous week on 101 from Great The usa Parkway to College Avenue in Palo Alto. Alongside this route, there are sections without having lane markings and reflectors, most notably close to 85 and Shoreline Boulevard. This is a scary condition on a frequent commute, but with the pounding rain and continue to dark – it was really treacherous.

Why has this not been corrected? It is disheartening to see new FasTrak lanes without analyzing other fixes on the very same extend.

Could you make sure you move this alongside to Caltrans?

Web page Fleck, Santa Clara

A: I have, and repairs will be scheduled, but very first …

Q: I drive 101 to South San Francisco daily. The highway is a mess and a risk to generate. Last week’s rains built it not possible to see your lane. In addition, there are deep gouges in every lane exactly where it appears like they tried using to clear away lane stripes. When is 101 because of to be repaved?

Joseph Dittberne, Sunnyvale

A: When the FasTrak extension to Interstate 380 is accomplished late this yr, paving will probably happen from 85 to near San Francisco International Airport.